A 49-year-old female asked:
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could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

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Dr. Wayne Wolf
19 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Family history and breast increase your risk but are not the only causes.
Answered on Dec 14, 2012
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes. Here is a site reviewing possible risk factors for ovarian cancer: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-risk-factors.
Answered on Dec 14, 2012
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or personal history.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
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